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Webinar Recording

The Business Value of Cloud-based Revenue Management Systems: Turning Complex Billing into a Competitive Advantage

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
With the rise of the “Everything-as-a-Service” economy, companies today are shifting to more complex revenue models that include a combination of software subscriptions, product/service bundling and professional services. The result has led many CFOs to assess cloud-based revenue management systems to centralize their billing efforts, improve visibility and compliance, and ultimately increase customer retention and renewals.

Please join guest speaker Amy Konary, Program Vice President of SaaS/Business Models Research at IDC, Tara Triola, Director of Finance Operations at himagine, and FinancialForce for this webinar.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Identify Industry trends driving organizations to investigate revenue management solutions
Understand key business benefits of integrated cloud-based revenue management systems
Recognize challenges with existing in-house or legacy systems and manual process approaches
Determine key criteria when evaluating new revenue management solutions
Identify the advantages of tying financials with customer data and revenue analytics

Speakers

Amy Konary, Research Vice President, IDC
Amy Konary
Research Vice President, IDC
Amy Mizoras Konary is a Research Vice President with IDC focusing on software pricing, licensing, and delivery research. In this role, Ms. Konary is responsible for providing coverage of software go-to-market trends including volume license programs, evolving license models, global price management, and licensing technologies through market analysis, research and consulting. Ms.Konary is also spearheading IDC's coverage of Mobile Enterprise Applications. This research includes an analysis of adoption trends and drivers as well as the associated market opportunity. Ms. Konary was also the lead analyst for IDC's coverage of software as a service (SaaS) for eight years.

Since joining IDC in 1998, Ms. Konary has received a number of honors and awards, including several IDC Research Quality Awards, as well as Analyst-of-the-Year. Ms. Konary was also honored with IDC's James Peacock award for research excellence. Ms. Konary has authored groundbreaking and award-winning research on many elements of software pricing and licensing, and is often quoted in the industry and business press. She is also a frequent speaker at high-level industry events and seminars around the world.

Prior to joining IDC, Ms. Konary worked in marketing at a mid-tier software provider. Ms. Konary holds a B.A. from Lehigh University, where she majored in science and technical writing and minored in environmental science.
Tara Triola, Director of Finance Operations, himagine
Tara Triola
Director of Finance Operations, himagine
Tara Triola is the Director of Finance Operations at himagine solutions, inc. himagine solutions inc. is a leading healthcare outsourcing solutions provider. She’s been with the company for 10 years with experience in billing, accounts receivables and accounting responsibilities.
Willie Hung, Product Strategy Manager, FinancialForce
Willie Hung
Product Strategy Manager, FinancialForce
Willie brings over a decade of experience in the enterprise software industry, primarily in developing SaaS applications for companies running subscription and billing business models. He has held a variety of positions including hands-on product development, product design and strategic roadmap planning. As the Product Strategy Manager, Willie plays an instrumental role in developing the product life-cycle and road-map, helping clients in adopting billing, commerce and finance solutions for their subscription business. Willie holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from New York University.
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo
Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor FinancialForce
FinancialForce - Founded in 2009, FinancialForce is the leading Cloud ERP vendor with apps built entirely on the Salesforce App Cloud. The company’s Financial Management, Professional Services Automation (PSA), and Human Capital Management (HCM) offerings provide services-centric businesses with a platform that organizes sales, services, finance and HR entirely around their customers. Headquartered in San Francisco, FinancialForce is backed by Salesforce Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, Advent International and UNIT4.

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